wardrobe planning: get your closet in hanging shape
Have you taken a long, hard look at your closet lately? What shape is it in? Do you have clothes hanging on the wire hangers from the dry cleaners? Has your wardrobe overgrown it’s space with clothes strewn about or doubled up on existing hangers?
If so, it’s time for some new hangers and maybe even a Closet Rehab, which is fully described in our Recipe Box. Here’s a list of the hangers I recommend for all my clients — it’s been updated, so if you had a Closet Sweep done by Wardrobe 911 in 2006-07, then you’re not immune!
Huggable Hangers. All of the hype you’ve heard about them is true. They are great for most of the items in your wardrobe. No need for notches, everything hangs and stays perfectly, even the spaghetti strap tops. And you can get a lot more clothes into the closet with these than with the tried and true wood hangers, which I recommend for for heavy coats and such.
The pant hanger I love is what I call the “Lazy Girl (or Boy) Pant Hanger.” Why even bother folding your pants nicely and trying to thread it through that small space in those regular pant hangers? With these, once you get your pants nicely folded, you just ease them on the hanger — you don’t even have to pull the hanger off the closet rod if you don’t want to. They have a wonderful rubber grip which holds onto your pants.
To get a closet that looks uniform and organized, the biggest trick in the book is to make sure you are using the same hanger throughout. Use the right hangers and take care of your clothes. You’ve worked hard for them!